Fatigue management resources
Regulations and supporting documentation
Civil Aviation Order 48.1 Instrument 2013 (as amended)
This contains the fatigue regulations.
View the guidance document to see how the amendments will be incorporated into Civil Aviation Order 48.1 Instrument 2013.
Civil Aviation Advisory Publication (CAAP) 48-1(1) - Fatigue management for flight crew members
This document provides guidance, interpretation and explanation on complying with the Civil Aviation Order 48.1 Instrument 2013.
Questions and answers
Read more information about fatigue management on our questions and answers page.
Operations manual templates
On 5 July 2016 changes to improve the fatigue management rules were finalised including new sets of limitations tailored to specific sectors of the aviation industry (ballooning operations, medical transport or emergency services, and daylight aerial work operations including helicopter mustering).
We are currently updating the operations manual supplement templates for Appendices 4, 5 and 6 to reflect the latest changes.
We will promote the availability of the updated templates as soon as they are available.
Guidance material to help operators meet their obligations - appendices 2–6
- Civil Aviation Advisory Publication (CAAP) 48-1(1) - Fatigue management for flight crew members
- Fatigue management strategies for aviation industry - fatigue management strategies for aviation workers: A training and development workbookThis workbook should be used in conjunction with Fatigue management for the Australian aviation industry - employee training assessment (see below).
- Fatigue management for the Australian aviation Industry - employee training assessment. This booklet guides assessment of individual competence in each of the topics covered in our fatigue management workbook.
- Fatigue management for the Australian aviation industry - trainer's handbook. This handbook provides trainers with the tools and strategies to prepare and deliver the face-to-face component of the employee training.
- Fatigue management for the Australian aviation industry - fatigue management for employees. A PowerPoint training presentation should be used in conjunction with our trainer's handbook (above).
Guidance material to help operators meet their obligations - FRMS under appendix 7
- Fatigue Risk Management Systems booklet. This booklet provides an overview of fatigue risk management systems to help organisations in deciding which fatigue appendix/ices best suit their operation.
- ICAO FRMS guidance material. Guidance material for developing your fatigue risk management systems.
- Fatigue risk management system process manual. This booklet outlines the entry control requirements for processing your FRMS application. It should be used in conjunction with the Fatigue risk management system handbook (see below).
- FRMS checklist - Form 817 FRMS progress monitoring tool for operators. A joint industry and CASA checklist to track your progress during the development of an FRMS.
- Fatigue risk management system (FRMS) integration. A practical guide for small and medium-sized operations that want to run their FRMS within a safety management system (SMS).
- Fatigue risk management system handbook. This handbook will tell you about our approval process and also supports the fatigue risk management system process manual.
- Biomathematical fatigue models guidance document - March 2014
- Form 824A - statement of intent to request CASA approval of an FRMS
Submit Form 824A with the other documentation needed to organise a no-fee, voluntary, pre-application meeting with us.
- Form 824B - Application for approval of a FRMS
- Form 817 FRMS progress monitoring tool for operators. A joint industry and CASA checklist to track progress and communications during the course of development of an FRMS.